PC-05: Flux by Panda Cube [web]
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release date : april 2011
release party : Revision 2011
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 71%
  • 0.56
alltime top: #1140
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This is great
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 08:36:01 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
great one!!!!!
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 08:39:35 by wiseman wiseman
brillant demo. I hope to meet all of you on day.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 08:53:30 by nytrik nytrik
Great demo!

rulez added on the 2011-04-27 08:55:56 by psolord psolord
Deserve the 1st place, have a great style (some "kakiarts" inspiration imho).
The demo is well structured with good transitions (liked especially the intro and the "zoom out" that leads to the city part).
Oh and the music fits perfectly.

The only thing that i like the less is the worm-ribbon in first scene.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 08:57:24 by BackSpace BackSpace
Awesome msx!
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 09:27:20 by irwin irwin
Great music, great visuals, enjoyful.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 09:28:54 by Optimus Optimus
great panda.
added on the 2011-04-27 09:33:21 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
Thanks everyone, we are currently working on a post party release that will be released in the week of May 23rd.
added on the 2011-04-27 09:36:28 by GRX GRX
Solid production.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 09:46:51 by elfan elfan
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 09:49:50 by Salinga Salinga
It feels a bit generic on the whole and is not the kind of demo that will be remembered for long.

However, the quality is top notch! It looks fantastic from start to finish and has a real professional feel about it. Very impressive demo!
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 09:50:05 by Wade Wade
I like the fact Panda Cube seems to be improving on every release they make. Not nescessarily making every prod better than the previous, but making their style more mature.

Once again, very impressive modeling work, some of the best I've seen in recent years in scene. Music is really well produced too. It's just that they don't really serve any purpose than to be there as audiovisual eye/ear candy but whatever, I don't think they are even meant to be anything else. The scene is largely about showing off your skills in various fields and that's exactly what I think you're going for here, now only if you could just instill some meaning behind it. I'd just like to see you do something purposeful with your skills because you obviously have quite a lot of them.

Also, as with your previous demos, this one doesn't really have any effects. Not that I think they need to be the centerpoint of every single demo, but the style you're going for to me just calls for the desperately.

In any case, quality prod. Not my favorite from the compo but I'm very much okay to see this win.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 10:06:47 by noby noby
Totally agree with Wade. Generic, but very polished.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 10:33:22 by jonnyram jonnyram
i remember the first scene which was very very nice, but the rest i can recall was only industrial standard scenes, which felt really really outdated.

need to rewatch it probably
added on the 2011-04-27 10:38:32 by prost prost
Three unconnected scenes make this demo:

* A pulsating hexagon floor (the new cubes?) with some slow moving objects that escaped a mind's eye video. The over-saturated purple colours and the amount of blur/fake FOV doesn't really help. There are moments where everything goes too dark, then back to purple overdose.

* Then it cuts to generic industrial setting with robotic arms with flat screens on them. This part is very well done but is so derivative - how many times have we seen the very same setting (with actually the very same group names greeted?).

* Then there is an orange/black "blade runner" city which looks quite stunning. If only it had some action and if only the demo was based on it. Right now it feels like an afterthought. It's a shame, this part could have lifted the demo.

On the positive side, the music is fairly pleasant and serves its purpose.

I'm not following Panda Cube so I'm not sure if this is a step forward or what. But I'll give it a piggie.
added on the 2011-04-27 10:44:44 by Navis Navis
What Navis said.
added on the 2011-04-27 10:57:06 by maytz maytz
fine demo
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 11:02:00 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
I think that Navis pretty well sums up my own thoughts about this demo.
added on the 2011-04-27 11:03:29 by Corial Corial
What Corial said.
added on the 2011-04-27 11:20:11 by decipher decipher
Fancy electro-world meets industrial-fetish world :)
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 11:29:56 by pista pista
What Decipher said.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 11:40:37 by SiR SiR
Saw you guys working on this release the whole party. You really made a nice job.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 11:45:41 by zefyros zefyros
It's like a Siamese twin, one head being a late 1990's replay intro and the other an early 00's smash designs demo. The whole thing is so devoid of any attitude, charm or identity of its own, it's truly disappointing.
sucks added on the 2011-04-27 11:58:51 by tomaes tomaes
Purple one-eyed trouser snakes in space with random bits borrowed by 200x demo groups.

Basically what tomaes said, but I wouldn't downvote it...
added on the 2011-04-27 12:08:40 by raer raer
Get artsy or die.
lord : I rather be nothing ( hahah )
added on the 2011-04-27 13:30:08 by nytrik nytrik
solid production. i dont like the sound, but cool gfx
A good one! I liked it very much on the bigscreen! Congratulations to the first place! :)
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 15:41:23 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
Vu meters + wieners.
But one must admit those are nice Vu meter and wieners.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 16:14:29 by baah baah
Yeah, hmm, what Wade said, I guess.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 16:28:55 by xernobyl xernobyl
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A solid demo. Nothing really memorable, but well-made.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 16:30:41 by mic mic
Hi - yep, I have a new tip, don't write shout out text whilst running 30 hours without sleep! Yeah, yeah, dang it!
added on the 2011-04-27 16:32:49 by Zonbie Zonbie
beautiful texturing
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 16:33:34 by Pandafox Pandafox
just tried to watch it again - but: it starts to kill my aero whatever performance, continues to go fullscreen and windowed, switching resolution back and forth and in the end i got stuck with tons of error messages and a crash. tried it twice... meh

win7x64, i7-2600, GTX570. settings: fullscreen, 1920x1200:60Hz, 8xAA, wait for vsync

added on the 2011-04-27 17:20:34 by prost prost
@pro: Could you try to install the DirectX webinstaller and the latest nvidia drivers? Would be interesting to see why the Demo is crashing on you...
added on the 2011-04-27 17:40:27 by GRX GRX
not my cup of tea. i kinda disliked everything.
sucks added on the 2011-04-27 17:59:26 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 18:38:34 by moqui moqui
Cool track. Nice effects. good flow.
forgot the thumb.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 19:17:29 by necronomic0 necronomic0
Nice demo, grats!
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 19:34:09 by AMB AMB
yup super nice start, loved the palettes, some nice fast scenes and the music rocked aswell, good vibes hope to see more from you guys soon, and congrats :)
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 19:46:07 by keito keito
neat content so thumbs up... still, what Corial said
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 21:28:14 by malmix malmix
Well done guys!
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 21:36:42 by Mystra Mystra
good demo, but indeed a bit forgettable.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 21:39:16 by Alpha C Alpha C
I'm with Navis on this ... again.
One could have drawn a connection between the industrial scene and the "Blade Runner" skyline (that's what I did in my camping chair right in front of the screen) but that totally isolated that hexagon-landscape content & colourwise.
Or was the Flux the entrance through the hex-scape ?
Questions upon questions.
added on the 2011-04-27 21:50:14 by d0DgE d0DgE
VU meters ? Yeah!
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 11:40:23 by infant infant
Ok, but nothing special. Drags on for a bit too.
added on the 2011-04-28 11:43:41 by gloom gloom
sound is ok
added on the 2011-04-28 11:53:04 by .reEto .reEto
A really nice demo, I liked all parts except the hand-drawed "panda in a cube" picture at the very end, doesn't fit with the main style of your demo (but it's a minor point).
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 12:35:14 by rez rez
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 12:41:40 by las las
grx: got the latest stuff running. i run the demo, and during the first scene it suddenly switches back from fullscreen to windowed, while windows is telling me that the performance sucks and if i want to reduce my color scheme from aero to win7 basic. (lost device, eh? :)

now i'm watching the demo as a thumbnail....
added on the 2011-04-28 13:47:30 by prost prost
like it :) best one in the compo
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 16:10:21 by nemesis nemesis
Music was kind of good.
added on the 2011-04-28 17:40:21 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
@pro: In the case that you lose fullscreen, you can use ALT + ENTER to fullscreen the demo again. As this Demo is using DX10, Lost Device does not really apply anymore...
added on the 2011-04-28 18:08:19 by GRX GRX
I can't but thumb this up. There's apparent work here both on the production and the details. As a whole though it failed to captivate me.
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 18:45:07 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Polished but still showing the same scenes for way too long. Didn't feel very connected.
sucks added on the 2011-04-28 19:58:12 by d3pth d3pth
as you promised to exchange the tsri-typo in the final and i already told you at Revision that i liked your prod here it goes your thumb.
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 19:59:28 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
I like your previous demo better, Only two parts an I find VU hexagons meter scene long and rather boring.

Still cannot thumb this down or give a piggie
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 20:45:44 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
Just better than all the others...
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 22:58:00 by decca decca
found this to be an extremely boring polygon jerkoff (credits part was okay tho)
sucks added on the 2011-04-28 23:07:47 by shock__ shock__
Not bad, but weirdly inconsistent
i like it.
rulez added on the 2011-04-29 14:14:47 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
It's OK, seems a little disjointed, first scene with the hex grid goes on a little long. Music is pretty good.
added on the 2011-04-29 16:52:39 by Claw Claw
Some nice parts !
rulez added on the 2011-04-29 21:27:13 by kohai kohai
More trance-music demos ftw! Needs more effects!
added on the 2011-04-30 03:09:52 by hornet hornet
yes yes yes ! very cool. watching it on the bigscreen felt really good at the party. thanks for this.
rulez added on the 2011-04-30 18:20:11 by cosmicollie cosmicollie
rulez added on the 2011-05-01 02:56:41 by response response
Was great but a little bit classic...
added on the 2011-05-01 14:24:15 by Hicks Hicks
Again, a demo that actually works and had a solid concept. Most of the other demos in the compo were actually....erm
rulez added on the 2011-05-02 01:30:12 by Exin Exin
dont work here, win7-64+gf240
added on the 2011-05-02 19:31:27 by fyrex fyrex
@fyrex do you get any error message? what happens when you try and run?
added on the 2011-05-02 19:59:40 by Zonbie Zonbie
just after click exe:
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added on the 2011-05-02 20:42:25 by fyrex fyrex
my russian is no so good (or lacking completely!) can you translate? :)
added on the 2011-05-02 21:06:06 by Zonbie Zonbie
Application start error #nnnn. Press OK.
Nothing error reports etc (
added on the 2011-05-03 09:11:17 by fyrex fyrex
I like it.
rulez added on the 2011-05-03 09:32:41 by chock chock
@fyrex: Try installing the Visual Studio 2008 Sp1 Redistributable. If this does not work, try installing the DirectX Webinstaller. If it still does not run, try to use the Dependency Walker, to see what DLL's cannot be found. VCRedist: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=A5C84275-3B97-4AB7-A40D-3802B2AF5FC2&displaylang=en DirectX: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2da43d38-db71-4c1b-bc6a-9b6652cd92a3 Dependency Walker: http://www.dependencywalker.com/
added on the 2011-05-03 21:54:32 by GRX GRX
@Grx, Zonbie
neither msvc2008 nor dx10 dont help.
depends says:
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added on the 2011-05-04 20:05:41 by fyrex fyrex
nice demo, even if not terribly exciting
rulez added on the 2011-05-04 20:53:47 by blala blala
obviously my taste flew very far away from typical demo concepts as this almost did hurt while watching on big screen. WTF winner, sorry. pity i cant see video to change my mind
sucks added on the 2011-05-06 16:17:39 by zden zden
I appreciate the work that went in it but it's time to move away from random scenes a bit. Make something conceptual. Think of a narrative. Tell a story.
rulez added on the 2011-05-06 17:03:06 by Gargaj Gargaj
i am a fan of this group. its all very appealing and lush colors n stuff. sweet spot stuff.
rulez added on the 2011-05-06 17:42:23 by superplek superplek
@fyrex: Check out this link: http://msoos.wordpress.com/2010/09/11/0xc000007b-error-solution/
It seems that there is a mixup between 32-bit and 64-bit dlls.
added on the 2011-05-07 09:04:42 by GRX GRX
sorry, but it dont work. recompile please your major product without ms troubles !
added on the 2011-05-07 18:18:41 by fyrex fyrex
Yes, some things seen before but quality prod. Rulez cos it reminded me of quality games' gfx :)
rulez added on the 2011-05-11 22:21:07 by Photon Photon
Awfully generic demo. Nice rendering, but a 3D spectrum analyzer, industrial-ish flyby and cityscape, without any connection between the parts and with some generic scenetrance on top of it really doesn't tickle my fancy. You've got the code sorted, now try to come up with a good idea ;)
added on the 2011-05-12 02:03:37 by stijn stijn
unrelated parts, nothing that fancy albeit well done
what Gargaj said

congratz for the work, the prod is very solid and deserved the 1st place... but you can do a 100x more memorable prod if you try more on the concept side!
rulez added on the 2011-05-20 11:28:23 by wullon wullon
The post party release version of this prod has been released. Check it out here: http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=57033
added on the 2011-05-29 14:35:36 by GRX GRX
Thumb for both party release and final.
rulez added on the 2011-05-29 17:51:45 by Defiance Defiance
*sigh* They merged the PPR release with the original here on Pouet. "Final Version" link above goes to the Post-Party-Release. YouTube of PPR version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbXfEHmnyXA
added on the 2011-05-29 21:30:57 by GRX GRX
Decent. I had to watch on YouTube due to my old, Windows XP Pro. SP3 and DirectX 9.0c. :(
added on the 2011-06-01 16:34:36 by AntDude AntDude

track is not bad.
added on the 2011-06-01 23:07:43 by gentleman gentleman
The ppr version makes this demo a lot better! Great work, boys and girls!
rulez added on the 2011-06-01 23:15:39 by Bobic Bobic
my previous comment goes for the version which is watchable @ yt now.
vid of the final plz.
added on the 2011-06-01 23:43:24 by gentleman gentleman
way better :)
Looks really nice. Cool greets
rulez added on the 2011-06-02 01:17:44 by phobium phobium
@mEDIA sENTRY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbXfEHmnyXA - PPR Final PC-05
added on the 2011-06-02 03:08:23 by Zonbie Zonbie
really nice demo!
rulez added on the 2011-06-18 17:52:06 by tirox tirox
well, it somehow feels soalless and incoherent
sucks added on the 2011-07-11 10:13:18 by v3nom v3nom
sucks added on the 2011-07-24 17:57:51 by marsel84 marsel84
sucks added on the 2011-08-21 19:04:06 by spritus spritus
I liked the affectionate little nods to Farbrausch. The first scene went on WAY too long, though. There could have been one or even two different scenes in that time -- or, just have a three-scene demo that's shorter. Pacing is important to me, so I'm afraid it's a pig for this prod.
added on the 2011-10-28 10:00:00 by t-zero t-zero
you guys are really pathetic.
added on the 2011-10-28 10:37:45 by nytrik nytrik
great modelling!
rulez added on the 2011-10-31 18:08:42 by provod provod
nice animations
rulez added on the 2012-01-01 02:52:34 by T$ T$
Some good graphics and great music, but I agree with Navis. The scenes are not connected, it seems there's nothing new here. Definitely not bad, but a bit boring
added on the 2012-01-27 00:28:55 by LLB LLB
The graphics and music are great, but I also feel that the scenes don't have any obvious connection. I do love the end credits backdrop - it reminds me of TRON (the 80's one).
rulez added on the 2012-03-11 03:10:52 by Lonewolf10 Lonewolf10
Navis nailed it.
added on the 2012-03-15 22:00:00 by pommak pommak
i loves it!
rulez added on the 2012-03-29 13:28:41 by blackpawn blackpawn
Awesome! Love it!
rulez added on the 2012-03-29 14:36:48 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
The final version improved the experience, but all in all, not my cup of tea....
added on the 2012-03-31 13:04:30 by Frequent Frequent
The greetings and the final part are fabulous
rulez added on the 2012-04-16 08:35:20 by Eldrik Eldrik
rulez added on the 2012-05-16 12:58:00 by dafuq dafuq
pretty scenery (hexes, city), but could have done more. thumb up.
rulez added on the 2012-06-10 23:20:08 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
yes.. its me :)
thnx for your article..
Thumb for Flux!
Keep em coming!
rulez added on the 2012-06-10 23:47:55 by magic magic
For the toothpaste.
rulez added on the 2012-11-07 02:48:18 by iks iks
I love the music, the rest is too much flyby
rulez added on the 2012-11-07 19:52:50 by jack-3d jack-3d
Well, I like this a lot.
I Don't think a demo must have a "story" or a theme to be good.
rulez added on the 2013-07-21 08:39:11 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
I liked it
rulez added on the 2013-07-26 22:02:06 by ok3anos ok3anos
Demo consists of three parts, who look all good but unfortunately have nothing to do which each other. Starts really promising but leads nowhere ... music is good nevertheless.
rulez added on the 2020-10-15 00:29:00 by gaspode gaspode
I love the atmosphere and music! WOW this is awesome!! The PPR has even more stuff
rulez added on the 2023-08-12 15:43:05 by MISTERAMD MISTERAMD

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